Saturday, June 30, 2007
Friday, June 29, 2007
I dropped Jeff off at his store this morning and there were 5 really sleepy people sitting in the line. I'll be going back to see what it's like later during the day and when they open.
Look for pictures here tomorrow.
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Monday, June 25, 2007
Here's a timeline of the wishes and celebrations:
- Last night, Jeff and my coworkers took me out to dinner at P. F. Chang's at the Columbia mall.
- Madelyn, friend from grad school, emailed me at 1:52 a.m. (why were you up that early?)
- Myphotoalbum.com emailed me at 5:45 a.m.
- Ankur, a friend I grew up with in India, emailed me around 6 a.m.
- My family in CA (grandma, unle, aunt and 2 li'l cousins) emailed me at 6:04 a.m. (why were you guys up THAT early?)
- Jeff wished me a very sleepy Happy Birthday at 6:30 a.m. this morning
- My parents called me at 7:40 a.m. from India
- Shop 'n Chek, a mystery shopping company, sent me an email around 8 a.m.
- My best friend, Shallu from India text messaged me at 8:46 a.m.
- My cousin, Nabheet, from Denver, text messaged me at 9:54 a.m. ( which, for him, is a REALLY early time to be up)
- Work colleagues got me a strawberry ice cream cake that we ate at 10:45 a.m.
- Jeff wished me a Happy Birthday with a card and handmade Tiger's Eye jewelry.
- Jon Baugh, a friend from MI, sent me an email at 2:22 p.m.
- Cold Stone Creamery sent me an email congratulating me on my birthday at 2:26 p.m.
- My cousin, Taresh, from Denver left me a voicemail at 6 p.m.
- Jeff's sister, Kelly, left a voicemail around 6 p.m.
- I received cards in the mail from my parents, Jeff's sister Jenny and bro-in-law Chris
- I received cards at work from co-workers
Sunday, June 24, 2007
A 26 oz jar of pasta sauce mixed with 1 lb browned beef:
Repeat pasta, sauce and cheese layer.
Top with remaining sauce and sprinkle 4 oz mozarella cheese on top.
Bake 45 minutes at 350 degrees, covered with aluminum foil. Remove foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes. Let sit for 10 minutes before serving.
Things I would change for next time. Do one more layer. Use twice the amount of pasta sauce and cheese mix. Add mushrooms, italian sausage and bell peppers to the sauce mix.It came out a little flat because of not enough layers, but it was still good:
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Friday, June 15, 2007
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Monday, June 11, 2007
IF YOUR LIFE WAS A MOVIE, WHAT WOULD THE SOUNDTRACK BE?
So, here's how it works:
1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)
2. Put it on shuffle
3. Press play
4. For every question, type the song that's playing.
5. When you go to a new question, press the next button
6. Don't lie and try to pretend your cool...
Opening Credits: Who'll stop the rain - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Waking Up: Bootstraps bootstraps - Klaus Badelt in Pirates of the Caribbean
First Day at School: Indian outlaw - Tim McGraw
Falling in Love: Shake your lovemaker - Cherry Poppin' Daddies
Fight Song: I love you - Donna Lewis (haha funny fight song)
Breaking Up: Well it's true that we love one another - White Stripes
Prom: Bole Chudiyan (These bangles say) - from Bollywood flick Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham (Sometimes happiness, sometimes sadness). This is actually a pretty good dance tune.
Mental Breakdown: No sugar tonight/mother nature tonight - The Guess Who
Driving: Medley March F the King of Laois/Paddy's Jig/O'Keefe's - The Chattering Magpie - The Chieftains
Flashback: Do you remember rock 'n roll radio? - The Ramones
Getting Back Together: Raat ka nasha (The night's intoxication) - Chitra from the movie Asoka
Wedding: Honky tonk women - The Rolling Stones
Birth of Child: Blasphemous rumors - Depeche Mode
Final Battle: Fishing in the dark - The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Death Scene: Burning bridges - Collective Soul
Funeral Song: Mahi Ve (O my love) - don't know who sings it but it's from the movie Kal Ho Na Ho (Wheteher tomorrow comes or not)
End Credits: Nobody knows when you are down and out Eric Clapton
Tagging anybody who reads this :-P
When I was a teenager, I had hoped that by the time I was an old lady of 30 years, I would:
- be a computer programmer since at that time, that was the only job to be had (my uncle, who's been my hero sine I was a little girl, was a programmer)
- be married to somebody I love whether my parents liked it or not; I think I actually hoped they wouldn't like it and would stop talking to me forever
- maybe have a child
- have a house
- travel all around the world
Let's see what I have accomplished:
- I am working as a Usability professional, which in the time from 18-30, I have realised I love a lot more than programming (my uncle is still my hero).
- I am married to somebody I love and, who my parents adore. I believe at one point, my Dad said he was giving his daughter away and getting a son. I am actually very happy that my dream of my parents never speaking to me didn't come true. The older I get, the closer I get to my parents and the more I find myself thinking, "oh, they were so right about this or that."
- No children yet but a cat and a dog keep us on our toes.
- A house that's being built, which I find amazing, considering that most people's first house is rarely a brand new one and we might never again be able to afford a brand new house.
- I have traveleld across this country, been to Canada and Mexico and have plans for either Europe or the Bahamas for next year.
All in all, I have to say that I am not doing too bad. And those first two points bring to mind Garth Brooks' Unanswered Prayers:
"Sometimes, God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers."
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Thursday, June 07, 2007
2 slices of white bread
2 slices of American cheese
What was your poor man's food?
Sunday, June 03, 2007
We lay around on the beach for a few hours, during which my hubby's tummy turned very very red (it's painful right now). Some pictures from the beach:
Then, we ended the day with dinner at this awesome bar and restaurant, Seacrets Jamaican Bar, where we sat at a table on the beach. Sand in our feet, ducks walking around, baybreeze in our faces. They also had bar tables and stools half submerged in water. Too cold for that yet but the next time we're down there. we're definitely going to try and sit there. We also had Dumser's icecream after dinner, yummy!